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PHOTOGRAPHY – BASED FILMS
(2013, 3:54 minutes) Play in a new window
Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Portbou on 26 September, 1940.
Dani Karavan created a mystical and unforgettable space.
(2012, 12:21 minutes) Play in a new window
Inspired by seven of my photographs, the composer Eduardo Rincón wrote a 48-minute piece for piano in 14 movements structured along the lines of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
The film is my own interpretation of Rincón’s state of mind, my own sense of why he chose the photographs he did and how they relate to his own life experience (he spent years in Franco’s prisons for ‘political’ reasons, the first time at age 15 because they couldn’t find his brother). It is, in essence, a tale about a tale about a tale.
(2012, 28:16 minutes) Play in a new window
Thirty years after my grandfather passed away I opened the boxes of family documents and photo albums that he left me. Born in the Swedish countryside in 1888, Don Carlos Wöhler emigrated to Spain in 1915, where he spent the rest of his days. Made entirely from images found in his personal photo albums, this film tells the story of the life and times of an expatriate Swede in Spain.